Position title: Full Stack NodeJS Developer (Supply Chain Traceability)
Reports to: Chief, Strategic Communication and External Relations
Start Date: Immediately
Duration: 10 month contract
Technology is rapidly developing, and its potential use cases for conservation are immense. Are you interested in addressing important conservation issues through technology? Are you experienced in data visualisation and good applied statistical skills? If yes, we are looking for someone experienced and passionate like you to achieve a tech-focused solution to help put a stop to deforestation!
Unsustainable palm oil supply chains in rural Indonesia are fraught with illegality and deforestation. We are leading a technology-focused initiative to end illegal deforestation as efficiently as possible in two of the world’s most important forests for biodiversity – Tesso Nilo National Park and Bukit Tigapuluh in central Sumatra, Indonesia.
Together with multiple palm oil experts based in WWF-Singapore and WWF-Indonesia, you will support this fast-paced, high-impact initiative and work dynamically in a team of five. In this project, you will help us change the way palm oil supply chains are managed through the use of data and technology. Our end goal is to end illegal deforestation in the palm oil industry. The team will be based in Singapore, and will require frequent travels to Sumatra.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Integration of user-facing elements developed by front-end developers with server side logic
Writing reusable, testable, and efficient code
Design and implementation of low-latency, high-availability, and performant applications
Implementation of security and data protection
Design and develop mapping tools
Integration of data storage solutions
5 years of relevant experience
Knowledge of Node.js and frameworks available for it
Understanding the nature of asynchronous programming and its quirks and workarounds
User authentication and authorization between multiple systems, servers, and environments
Integration of multiple data sources and databases into one system Understanding differences between multiple delivery platforms, such as mobile vs. desktop, and optimizing output to match the specific platform Creating database schemas that represent and support business processes
Basic understanding of front-end technologies, such as HTML5, and CSS3
Experience writing and running automated tests including, but not limited to, integration and unit
Experience debugging Node.js, profiling memory and CPU usage
Experience deploying Node.js into production and scaling applications beyond single instances
Experience in creating and deploying to cloud based applications like GCP, AWS
You need to:
Be a self-starter with high level of driven
Be able to work independently
Have great organisational skills, attention and dedication to details
Experience with working in small teams
The ambition to develop well written and designed software
Be comfortable with frequent travel
Adhere to WWF’s values, which are: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging
This job description covers the main tasks and conveys the spirit of the sort of tasks that are anticipated proactively from staff. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary according to organizational needs.
Interested candidates should email a CV and a cover letter with the title "Full Stack NodeJS Developer (Supply Chain Traceability) " to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for applications: 31 October 2018
WWF is one of the world’s largest and most respected independent conservation organisations. Our mission is to stop the degradation of the earth’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.
As one of WWF’s international hubs, the WWF-Singapore office supports a global network spanning over 100 countries. We help protect Singapore’s essential needs through the actions of individuals, businesses and governments in the region. To meet key conservation goals, we address issues such as deforestation, haze pollution, food security, sustainable consumption and illegal wildlife trade.